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What you need to know: No. 4 Penn State at Iowa

UNIVERSITY PARK — Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Game details: at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. kickoff, broadcast on ABC

Records: No. 4 Penn State (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten), Iowa (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Venue: Kinnick Stadium, capacity of 70,585.

Weather forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 89 degrees, with sunshine and patchy clouds.

By the Numbers: PSU dominates Georgia State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 56-0 victory over Georgia State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

102,746: game attendance.

4,552: career passing yards for Trace McSorley, 10th in Penn State history.

526: total yards of offense for Penn State.

360: passing yards by Penn State.

320: total yards of offense for Georgia State.

Five Takeaways: Penn State thumps Georgia State

That was, quite simply, Penn State’s best effort of the young season.

The No. 5 Nittany Lions improved to 3-0 with a 56-0 pasting of hapless Georgia State on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. To say the Lions dominated in all phases of the game would be an understatement.

The Lions dominated from the get-go, but needed a shanked field goal to preserve the shutout.

There were plenty of highlights for the Lions. Here are our top 5:

Nittany Notes: Breaking down PSU-Georgia State

UNIVERSITY PARK – Headed to the game this weekend? Well, you probably don’t know much about Penn State’s opponent, Georgia State. Here are some facts about the Nittany Lions’ final non-conference opponent of the season.

WHO DEY?: Where is Georgia State, anyway? The school is located in Atlanta. But the Panthers are not known for their football, clearly.

PAYDAY: Penn State is paying Georgia State $1.2 million to make the trip to Happy Valley.

Penn State Predictions: Lions will roll

Just three games into the season and Penn State is going under the lights.

Following a workmanlike 33-14 victory over Pitt, the No. 5 Nittany Lions will face a 0-1 Georgia State team under the lights on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will need to get their offensive swagger back. Trace McSorley struggled at times against the Panthers, completing 15 of 28 passes for just 164 yards. He did, however, connect for three touchdowns and just one interception.

Penn State future football schedules announced

The 2020 and 2021 Penn State football schedules are out.

On Tuesday, the Big Ten released the league schedules for every school in the conference. While there are no big surprises, there are a few scattered throughout the schedules.

The biggest shocker comes in 2021 when Penn State opens the season at Wisconsin. In 2020, Penn State opens the Big Ten schedule with a home contest against Northwestern.

The 2020 and 2021 seasons end with Rutgers. In 2020, the game is away. In 2021, the regular-season finale is at Beaver Stadium.

A closer look at the schedules:

What you need to know: No. 5 Penn State vs. Georgia State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Game details: vs. Georgia State, 7:30 p.m. kickoff, broadcast on BTN

Records: Penn State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten), Georgia State (0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt)

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has won nine consecutive games.

Nittany Notes: PSU-Iowa kick time set

Penn State’s game with Iowa will kick at 7:30 p.m. in Iowa City, according to www.gopsusports.com.

That means the Nittany Lions will be playing back-to-back night games. This week’s game with Georgia State will also kick at 7:30 p.m.

Thus far, the Nittany Lions have a pair of night games on the schedule.

The Week 4 contest is a rematch of last year’s 41-14 Penn State victory at Beaver Stadium. Penn State has won three consecutive games in the series. The squad’s last visit to Kinnick Stadium was a 38-14 win back in 2012.

By the Numbers: Penn State socks Pitt

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the pertinent numbers from Penn State’s 33-14 victory over Pitt on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

109,898: game attendance, seventh-largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history, and the largest since the Lions hosted Ohio State in 2009.

Pitt-PSU: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Well, that was pretty much what everyone expected. When the dust settled on Saturday's 33-14 victory over Pitt, there were many highlights as the Nittany Lions avenged last season’s 42-39 loss at Heinz Field.

Let’s take a quick look back at the Good, Bad and Ugly from today’s game at Beaver Stadium.

The Good — Saquon Barkley. Once again, Penn State’s star running back stole the show. Although he only had 88 rushing yards, he tied Pitt in knots on more than one occasion. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he had one TD.

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